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With a new cabinet coming close, the question arises whether the current Dutch policies focusing on aid, trade and investment will be continued or adapted. Kaleidos Research, in cooperation with the Netherlands-African Business Council NABC and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) invites the private sector for an expert meeting focusing on the Dutch agenda on aid, trade and investment, 14th of  February in Humanity House in The Hague. The meeting focuses on the policies where the topics of  aid and trade meet each other and will be held in Dutch. 

At this meeting Kaleidos Research will present a discussion paper based on research findings about the (changing) roles of Dutch actors in these policies. Many actors are involved, including Small and Medium Enterprises and Civil Society Organizations. To what extent has the agenda changed the roles of these organizations? What are the main challenges for these actors? Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will also present the first findings of their research focusing on the effect of the aid, trade and investment agenda in Kenya. A panel will discuss the findings and challenges of various actors in the ‘aid and trade agenda’ set by the Dutch minister for Foreign trade and development cooperation Lilianne Ploumen (pictured).


Irene Visser (Managing Director NABC), Bart Romijn (Director Partos), Wim Jansen (Deputy Director department Foreign Financial Affairs, Ministry of Finance), Mechteld Oomen (Deputy Director International Economic Affairs VNO-NCW)


Prof. Dr. Rolph van der Hoeven, Institute for Social Studies/ Erasmus University Rotterdam

Date/ time: Tuesday 14 February, 14.30 – 17.00, followed by drinks.

Place: Genève Zaal, Humanity House, The Hague. (Prinsegracht 8) 


14.30-15.00                        Coffee/ thee

15.00-15.10                        Word of welcome by the chair

15.10-15.30                        Presentation key findings research, Kaleidos Research

15.30-15.40                        Presentation first findings report research Resilient, Robust and Reliable: From Aid to Trade in Kenya. Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

15.40-16.10                        Panel discussion

16.10-16.20                        Reaction by Marcel Vernooij,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

16.20-17.00                        Discussion with participants

17.00-18.00                        Drinks

We hope to welcome you on the 14th of February. You can subscribe for the meeting at

Event details

Expert meeting Shifting Roles - impact of Dutch Aid & Trade
From February 14, 2017
Till February 14, 2017
NABC events
The Hague , Netherlands